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R. Kelly appeared distressed as he arrived in court Wednesday for a status hearing in relation to a sexual assault case.
The embattled singer, 52, hid his eyes behind dark sunglasses and made several strained expressions as he entered Chicago's Leighton Criminal Courts Building flanked by a large entourage.
Troubles - R - B - Star - Sex
Seemingly overwhelmed by his legal troubles, the R&B star - who plead not guilty to 11 new sex assault charges earlier this month - looked to be on the brink of tears as a small number of fans turned out with supportive placards and posters.
Inside the court room, prosecutors handed over a DVD allegedly showing Kelly having sex with an underage female.
Footage - Thought - Lawyer - Michael - Avenatti
The footage - thought to have been filmed in the 1990s - was obtained by lawyer Michael Avenatti back in February, and reportedly shows the singer sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.
The firebrand lawyer, who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her court battle against President Trump, reportedly shared the footage with CNN.
Hearing - Wednesday - Kelly - Attorneys - Video
During the hearing on Wednesday, Kelly's high-powered attorneys argued that the video had been passed around before criminal charges were filed in the case.
They suggested that courts should be looking into how the footage was obtained and who has been sharing it.
Judge - Lawrence - Flood - Hearing - Charges
Judge Lawrence Flood - who presided over the hearing - said there may be criminal charges for anyone who disseminates the tape.
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